The Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley has made history, by being the first five star rated women’s match in WWE history.
The bout pitted Champion Flair against Royal Rumble winner Ripley, in a match that many thought should have been the main event of WrestleMania.
Charlotte Flair had some interesting comments about the men going on last over this match, and had a clear chip on her should when she went out and stole the show alongside Rhea Ripley.
The match had a lacklustre build going into the biggest event of the show, but absolutely blew expectations out of the water by putting on one of the best matches of the weekend.
Some have even claimed the match to be the best Women’s match in WWE history. If you look at it’s competition, it’s tough to say that Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair does not deserve that accolade.
Charlotte Flair looked like every bit the star WWE promote her to be in this match. She was a woman possessed, doing everything she could to show management that she should be in the main event.
Her selling was also world-class, putting on one of the best performances in WrestleMania history. Clearly her fathers’ daughter, Charlotte Flair was the performer of the night at WrestleMania 39.
It is expected that Dave Meltzer will award this match five stars in the latest Wrestling Observer, given how much he gushed over the bout on the Wrestling Observer Radio following the show.
The match was rated 9.00 by users on Cagematch.net, making it one of the highest-rated women’s matches in WWE history.
What did you think of Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair? Was it the best women’s match in WWE history? Let us know what you think, down in the comments section.
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